Doc Makes Deliveries

Whether you are practicing “social distancing” or just craving your favorite ice cream, a So-Good or need a cake for a family party, Docs delivers to your home. Click your nearest location below to be taken to Cafe Runner to place your order. more >>

Almond Caramel

Cooked in small batches to blend sugars, butter and cream creating an ambrosial symphony of caramel and almonds, bathed in the music of a milk chocolate aria. Bravo! more >> #HowWeMake #AlmondCaramel

Parlor Locations

We have 10 locations in central California including company-owned parlors in Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria and Chico. Visit our Locations >>

Making Memories

We welcome kids of all ages to enjoy our Creamery Tours to learn all about how ice cream is made.

Birthday Cake

Cake Batter ice cream with rainbow sprinkles. Doc’s Signature Birthday Cake ice cream works great as a scoop, shake, or try our ice cream cakes. It is perfect for any party, celebration or just a day that needs a little pick-me-up.

Waffle Cones

Waffle cones are made fresh daily with a smile in all of our parlors. You can enjoy these tasty treats every day you visit our ice cream and chocolate parlors. more >> #HowWeMake #FreshMade 

Community Events Arroyo Grande Community Hospital

Doc Burnstein’s supports a wide array of community events from Christmas Parades to Farmer’s Markets and building dedications to church gatherings … please complete an event support request and we’ll be in contact.

 

Featured Chocolate
Motor Oil Creme

Based on our most popular ice cream recipe, this coffee flavored treat is infused with Kahlua throughout the deep chocolate center. Detailed with dark chocolate coating. We welcome you into our parlors for a free chocolate sample.

Featured Ice Cream
Sea Salt Caramel

Caramel ice cream that combines the sweet with the savory. Sea Salt is infused in this Doc’s Signature flavor, and it brings you right to the Central Coast with its tastes. One of our most popular flavors. Come on into our parlors for a free sample.

What Our Guests Say About Us:

Les Merryman
Les Merryman
06:32 01 Mar 21
Nice experience, as always when I drive through on my travels. Easy access to and from the freeway.
Angelica Martinez
Angelica Martinez
02:59 21 Feb 21
The Ice cream is good. I like their banana split but they're always missing a topping. All in all... great ice cream and nice staff.read more
Jeannette Amerson
Jeannette Amerson
01:04 16 Feb 21
I had a Heavenly Vanilla shake made with buttermilk!! 😋
espresso
espresso
22:44 08 Feb 21
Delicious, I enjoyed the motor oil 👍🏻
Meño gutyrrez
Meño gutyrrez
03:43 11 Jan 21
Always whe we go to slo we have a pleasure stop in this place to take a delicious ice cream.My... little girl love this places 🍦🍦🍧🍨read more
ecofroggy love
ecofroggy love
23:27 02 Jan 21
The little lady that helped us was wonderful 👏 ❤
Christiana High
Christiana High
07:41 21 Dec 20
I ordinarily hate chocolate ice cream but the mandarin chocolate flavor was extraordinary. Staff is... really nice too.read more
Ed12many
Ed12many
08:49 08 Dec 20
Love the different flavor options, customer service is always a pleasure. Can't recommend enough.
Frank J
Frank J
23:14 09 Nov 20
Ice cream is quite good but pricey. $5 a scoop is a bit much.
Rachel Chadwell
Rachel Chadwell
05:15 29 Oct 20
2 favs- doc's Java chip and motor oil. stores is seasonal. rec is skip dinner and eat a banana... sloiff splitread more
Brian Neach
Brian Neach
05:04 25 Oct 20
This place is ridiculously good, even with COVID staffing/supply issues. I only get to come here a... few times a year when I visit my daughter at school, but I always make it a point to come visit "The Doctor.". The flavors are always interesting and the ice cream is high quality.read more
Chitoh Yung
Chitoh Yung
06:54 27 Aug 20
Took my SO for a sweet treat after a disappointing experience at another restaurant. Although we... left that restaurant in a bad mood, the wonderful customer service, short wait times, and absolutely delicious ice cream here at Doc Burnstein's made our night. We decided against the expensive dessert there and instead spent it on a scoop of Almond Fudge and Pecan. After the first taste, our shared lactose intolerance was the least of our worries. Some of the best ice cream we've had, and IMHO beat out the likes of McConnell's. Highly recommended!read more
Michael Arnswald
Michael Arnswald
00:08 07 Aug 20
Best ice cream ever! Love the Arroyo Grande location. Great set up for these interesting Covid... circumstances. Friendly service as always.read more
Kim Reimer
Kim Reimer
03:37 31 Jul 20
Ice cream and service is Fabulous. I always get two scoops and hot fudge. Yummy
Juan Ibarra
Juan Ibarra
01:19 26 Jul 20
Hands down , the best ice cream place to go when we visit. So good!!!
Charmayne Stine
Charmayne Stine
10:15 13 Jul 20
Ice cream & service was great! If in the area, my family & I will definitely visit again!
J Lynch
J Lynch
00:18 11 Jul 20
Best service at ANY ice cream place we've been! We had a great dine in time, it was clean, staff... was kind, and ice cream was YUMMY!!! THANK YOU! It's lovely to be able to stop in for a fun treat...takes us back to a simpler time 🥰read more
Joseph Marrs
Joseph Marrs
23:42 24 Jun 20
So excited to see that they're once again serving waffle cones. Got 2 scoops of my favorite flavor,... "straight to the dentist". If you haven't tried it, I highly recommend you do. Staff was friendly, and social distancing was maintained throughout my visit.read more
Blake Holland
Blake Holland
20:26 20 Jun 20
Great customer service especially from the gentleman named Marty. If anyone is around this place... please stop by here for some delicious sweet treats.read more
Beverly
Beverly
19:34 18 Jun 20
Yummy! Highly recommend!! We had their delicious mint ice-cream cake at a birthday party recently.... It was superb!! Delectable and fresh tasting! I still remember the first time I ate there and had their amazing Rocky Road! Ask for samples if you're unsure what to get. They have so many delicious flavors! I can't wait to go back!read more
Dion Isgro
Dion Isgro
11:27 06 Jun 20
What a lovely spot. My ice cream was so good. Was a great place to bring the family.
Alex Roma
Alex Roma
01:50 07 Mar 20
Good place to eat ice cream only you have to return the taste of Mexican chocolate.
Julian Lua-Lopez
Julian Lua-Lopez
01:35 07 Mar 20
Really great ice cream and shakes served here but what really did it for me, which I absolutely... recommend y'all try, was the Merlot wine infused ice cream! It just blew my mind away, the flavor combination is amazing and the smell itself from the said Merlot flavored ice cream is just phenomenal. Good work!read more
Eliza J.
Eliza J.
13:53 01 Mar 20
Thee sweetest spot to have thee sweetest dates. I do with my hunny, sons, friends, or single ;D.... These yummy encounters have been going on for 21 years....read more
April Long
April Long
02:49 26 Feb 20
Single scoop of bittersweet chocolate aka double chocolate ice cream. Hit my sweet tooth on the... spot!read more
Charmaine C.
Charmaine C.
15:27 24 Feb 20
This review is for Rachel's exceptional customer service! She was very inviting and super nice.
Dorman Followwill
Dorman Followwill
04:58 02 Feb 20
Packed house, great ice cream, and signage that says "God Bless All" ... LOVE this place!!
Phil Coleman
Phil Coleman
22:00 27 Jan 20
Great ice cream from a local company. If you're in SLO county, you should get something at Doc... Burnstein's.read more
Sierra Powell
Sierra Powell
05:13 13 Jan 20
I have always gone to this amazing ice cream shop! I remember my first time going I was grossed out... and exiting for my “motor oil” ice cream because it had such a fun name and was so good! I remember they used to make the waffle cones in front of you and when you got a French and warm one it was truest magical. They stoped making them in the front but I see the irons in the back every time I go!read more
Mason Clarke
Mason Clarke
00:01 12 Jan 20
The glass here is thick enough to resist the blunt force trauma caused by my forehead.
william s.
william s.
12:06 31 Dec 19
Needed a sweet/sugar fix after a disappointing dinner. Many, many positive Yelp reviews, so we... decided to give it a try. Located in a large & busy mall....read more
Tu Lam
Tu Lam
16:59 10 Dec 19
Fun place to get ice cream and people watch on the patio. I got the honey almond on a waffle cone.... The ice cream was delicious, the waffle cone was thick and about half way through, I really just wanted the ice cream.read more
Maribell Gonzalez
Maribell Gonzalez
08:14 28 Nov 19
Variety is the game here. They have flavors for everybody. The Taste was good but you can feel the... flour. But flavors are good.read more
Dan Horn
Dan Horn
15:45 27 Nov 19
A great place to take your small children or if you are into old school ice cream making it is... A-blastread more
chris w
chris w
15:46 26 Nov 19
Good ice cream, nice flavor, generous portions, maybe a little too much sugar vs other ice cream... places.read more
Declan G
Declan G
04:58 24 Nov 19
Ice cream is amazing. I love it. I bring new people into town here. Love it.
Patrick Chea
Patrick Chea
02:46 17 Nov 19
Great customer service. Cheery servers who enjoy ice cream and serve it with a smile. A single is... $4.99, and the portion is very generous. Heck, you can even get 50/50 and mix 2 flavors for the single price. Rotating monthly special flavors and unique creations (ie: Motor Oil, which is a Kahlua and chocolate mix) make this a great dessert spot in Downtown San Luis Obispo.read more
Ian M.
Ian M.
11:17 05 Nov 19
I really appreciate that this Doc Burnstein's location makes an effort to be similar to the... original. I really appreciate the booths in this one. It's...read more
Vic C.
Vic C.
16:43 18 Oct 19
This Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab is an easy find, off of Branch Street, across the street from a... parking lot and free curb parking available as...read more
Bonnie G.
Bonnie G.
11:08 14 Oct 19
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice scream....but I scream loudly for Doc Burnstein's Ice... Cream! This is what dreams are made of! Their ice...read more
jon daniel
jon daniel
02:46 02 Oct 19
I took the family and we all loved it. Great ice cream and great service.
Jedakiah Roper
Jedakiah Roper
19:12 15 Sep 19
Highly recommended if you're on vacation with the kids. Fun flavors.
Leanol321 Messy2
Leanol321 Messy2
00:56 14 Aug 19
We ALWAYS love going to Doc Bernstein’s! We’ve been going for years and years and never once... experienced anything other than exemplary customer service and delicious product! We could not possibly be bigger fans! We LOVE YOU GUYS!!!read more
Brianna Murphy
Brianna Murphy
04:39 12 Aug 19
They need more descriptions of their ice cream flavors and a bit pricey. Other than that it's great!
Jason Davis
Jason Davis
15:15 30 Jul 19
Really neat vibe to this place and I enjoyed the array of flavors available as well as the... commitment to sustainability with their plant based biodegradable disposable products.read more
Kathy clapp
Kathy clapp
18:47 03 Jul 19
The staff and vibe are both really nice and a great stop when you're wandering through SLO's... downtown. They have delicious, creative flavors along with great classics -- all handcrafted on the central coast. I enjoyed kahlua-dark chocolate and merlot-raspberry truffleread more
Diana DeMuth
Diana DeMuth
06:50 23 Jun 19
Awesome ice cream, creative flavors but really good, cute place located downtown
Zachary Warner
Zachary Warner
23:36 18 Jun 19
A pretty good ice cream place, they’ve got some nice funky flavors. The atmosphere was also pretty... cool and hip. If you’re looking for a quick ice cream stop, I would definitely come here!read more
Lorenz von Bibra
Lorenz von Bibra
06:02 16 Jun 19
The ice cream was lit. Unironically, it was really good in and the waffle cone was totally worth it.
Yaman Chaudhary
Yaman Chaudhary
00:32 20 May 19
I got a single scoop strawberry cheesecake in a waffle cone. It was delicious and very creamy!... Eating it was a very enjoyable experience, even in the rainy weather. My family got other flavors (pistachio, vanilla, chai tea, and chocolate) and all were exceptional! Good ice cream!read more
abby m
abby m
23:59 04 May 19
Generally when we come here we get shakes. They are amazing! Ive had a cookies and cream, a cookie... d'oh, and a coffee shake. All are good. I'd suggest paying extra for malt powder. In addition Doc's java and mint chip are good classics. They have SWEET ice cream if that's what you're in the mood for.read more
Erik Isaksson
Erik Isaksson
21:15 18 Apr 19
Great place and ice cream. Thumbs up from the whole family.
Avelle V
Avelle V
07:12 16 Feb 19
If you're in Arroyo Grande or San Luis Obispo, you must get ice cream from Doc's. Excellent quality... and awesome flavors. We're especially fond of motor oil but every flavor we've tried has been delicious.read more
Milena Petkova
Milena Petkova
07:18 23 Jan 19
Много вкусен сладолед, но ограничени места за сядане...
Brittany O'Hara
Brittany O'Hara
06:46 08 Jan 19
Super friendly staff and bomb ice cream flavors they are super generous about letting you sample!
Ross Marks
Ross Marks
16:40 30 Dec 18
Great selection of flavors, some untraditional. Helpful and friendly staff, and ice cream is great!
Pammy Ladd
Pammy Ladd
19:22 10 Dec 18
Totally awesome ice cream!! Such a large variety of "Flavors" to choose from & very, very... delicious. The large scoops they put on ur 'cone' makes it worthy for the price they charge. I will be going there again, the very next time I am in downtown San Luis Obispo! !read more
Sohum Pal
Sohum Pal
06:02 28 Nov 18
ice cream here is good, staff is kind of bored, but i can hardly blame them
Andreas Smas
Andreas Smas
02:45 19 Nov 18
We visit this place every time we travel between the Bay Area and LA. -1 because the vegan /... non-lactose options are a bit limited.read more
Jackie Olango
Jackie Olango
13:54 09 Nov 18
Tasty. Parking is difficult to find on the weekend
Nicholas Nguyen
Nicholas Nguyen
03:40 05 Oct 18
Best ice cream in SLO! Make sure you try some of those rotational flavors, that don't stay around... that long. If you want chocolatey, go for 'Motor Oil'. It's is fudgy beyond belief it's soooo good. I really like the Java bean, the hint of coffee is just perfect. Oh, and get it in a waffle cone, that stuff's bomb.read more
marcus haidet
marcus haidet
02:53 10 Sep 18
Best ice cream shop in SLO. Always friendly staff been going for years..
Stephanie Olsen
Stephanie Olsen
00:08 17 Aug 18
Ice cream is my favorite dessert and Doc's is on top of this list. Nothing but creative expression... in those amazingly crafted flavors.read more
Claire Fitiausi
Claire Fitiausi
05:50 11 Aug 18
My child loved her cone. This isn't cheap (more than $6 for a single scoop) but the cool location... and interesting people watching make it worth the cost. If you ask for a taste, they use metal mini spoons that are washed and reused instead of plastic.read more
Frances Peterson
Frances Peterson
06:18 02 Aug 18
Fun for kids. Not good for allergies. Gluten crumbs in ice cream.
Koolgorl Sophia
Koolgorl Sophia
23:18 01 Aug 18
Love this place. It even smells good in there. The ice cream was delicious. A single scoop is $4.99... so it’s a little pricey, but definitely a experience that’s worth it.read more
Nicole Rodriguez
Nicole Rodriguez
06:21 29 Jul 18
Not too shabby. The staff was very friendly. There is a wide variety of flavors to choose from. ... The atmosphere was nice. 💖🍨🍧🍦🍨🍧💖read more
James Sherry
James Sherry
21:43 27 Jul 18
They had dark chocolate that was very good. Not quite Milwaukee Joe’s, but good. The waffle cone... was a bit soft.read more
Phil Scott
Phil Scott
05:38 13 Jul 18
Good selection of flavors. The texture can be a little hit or miss though, some of the ice creams... wind up being a little freezer burned.read more
Marlon.m Mejia
Marlon.m Mejia
02:10 08 Jul 18
Awesome service love it just like if I was a kid again highly recommended to everyone would come... back againread more
Jason Hileman
Jason Hileman
02:02 13 Jun 18
Awesome ice cream! A little pricey but really good. Doc's Java is my favorite. Price for an average... serving is around $5, however they sell containers to go (1 quart) for $10 which is a much better deal. Best ice cream anywhere! Friendly staff as well and the company does a lot of donations and stuff for the community.read more
EverEvie111
EverEvie111
22:23 12 Jun 18
All the flavors all the fun....just needs those pesky flies to go away in the outdoor seating area.
Leah Santa Cruz
Leah Santa Cruz
04:25 04 Jun 18
Not my favorite Doc's location because it's smaller, cramped, and has limited seating that's... outside-only; I prefer the one in Arroyo Grande. It can also get very crowded, which doesn't really help matters. In any case, it was worth visiting the SLO location at least once to try out their exclusive Jack & Coke flavor - which is pretty good! Friendly, helpful folks working here.read more
Annie Carter
Annie Carter
05:38 25 May 18
I've been to Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab a few times and I'm always willing to come back for... their Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches!I came on a Sunday night and was so surprised at how long the line was. It was the first time I even waited in line.I've tried a lot of their flavors: red velvet, Thai tea, blueberry crumble, pistachio, salted caramel, and jasmine! I think I like all of them. You can't really go wrong. Red velvet is always a safe choice if it's your first time, but it's all yummy!They're also $5 for one, which is a little steep but considering how expensive a scoop of ice cream is nowadays, it's comparable to the rest of the market.read more
J mo
J mo
07:46 08 May 18
Great tasting ice cream with very unique flavors. Pricey
Daniel Cone
Daniel Cone
16:36 27 Apr 18
Super delicious flavors you won't find just anywhere. Local which is always best, and a ton of... options like multiple sizes of regular or waffle cones, a waffle bowl (yum). Banana splits, and more, obviously a must for the kids while out. Friendly staff and convenient central location while walking downtown or even passing through. Seriously worth a stop especially if visiting the area.read more
Martrise Frederick
Martrise Frederick
23:30 04 Apr 18
My granddaughter and I stood in line for over 25 minutes for a waffle cone.... Only to find out... they were out!!! ; / We got a great tasting ice cream and sugar cones and enjoyed our experience!!read more
Madison Carr
Madison Carr
08:54 08 Mar 18
Love the ice cream and the fudge, flavour is "Motor oil" so rich
Elvis Leon-Avila
Elvis Leon-Avila
05:46 16 Feb 18
Way overpriced but yet still nice and very good variety of ice cream, shakes and cakes.
andrew stephens
andrew stephens
05:56 15 Feb 18
They make their ice cream on the premises. Very popular spot. Prices are fairly steep, but it's... very good ice cream. Hand made waffle cones. Good history here for adults & mobile train with historic replica moves about at top of parlor which is entertaining for the kiddies, & us. I love to get an "Elvis Special" "butter pecan" "motor oil" on a waffle cone.... Or banana split 😋read more
Zachary Hatton
Zachary Hatton
17:59 13 Feb 18
Delicious ice cream. Fast service. Charming atmosphere.
Saundra Alvarez
Saundra Alvarez
06:03 13 Feb 18
What more could you possibly want??.....it's ice cream! And fudge and all things good in life
Eric Brown
Eric Brown
05:40 12 Feb 18
Best gourmet ice cream and gelato, great flavors always consistent.
Ana Karina Garcia
Ana Karina Garcia
23:50 17 Jan 18
I love that you can try all of the different ice cream flavors. They have very unique combinations!
Emily R
Emily R
23:39 16 Jan 18
Very unique place. Ice cream is great and the decor is fabulous!!
Duane Cross
Duane Cross
15:12 13 Jan 18
The most delicious ice cream in the county. It's our kids 1st choice.
Amy F
Amy F
23:42 09 Jan 18
They make good ice cream. There are a lot of flavors and many are quite creative and unique. They... have some that are always there and some that rotate in/out. It's on the expensive side: $4.99 for a single scoop.read more
Richard Syracuse
Richard Syracuse
18:49 29 Dec 17
Mmmmm. Friendly employees and lots of variety, what isn't to like!
Heather Lee Harkness
Heather Lee Harkness
23:12 18 Dec 17
Expensive, but the Ibarra (Mexican hot chocolate) flavored ice cream in a cake cone was delicious.... Cool decor as well.read more
Chicka Chica
Chicka Chica
19:59 26 Nov 17
Great customer service during Small Business Saturday! Ice cream was amazing. So light and airy. ... We had Rocky Road, Cookies and Cream, and Vanilla. So good!! Will be back soon.read more
Victoria Allen
Victoria Allen
17:12 22 Nov 17
My kids loved posing with the giant Doc Bernstein wall art. This is a fun place to stop after an... afternoon of shopping along Higuera St. 🙂read more
Cole Pike
Cole Pike
20:13 21 Nov 17
Great ice cream, worth the wait if there is a line
Donald Allen
Donald Allen
18:24 21 Nov 17
Make no mistake, the ice cream is pretty awesome. The price associated with that ice cream is not... as nice. I've got several children, and that's enough to keep me away most of the time. The location is difficult to get to when I have the brood in tow, but it is a pretty great family outing, no matter which location you go to.read more
Eric McCleve
Eric McCleve
02:37 14 Nov 17
Loved this place amazing custom ice cream flavors. Staff was great. Parking can be tough.
Denise Cotinola
Denise Cotinola
15:04 24 Sep 17
Fun flavors! Train theme. Ice cream laboratory. Make your own I've cream. Birthday party idea. Long... lines.read more
ashley santos
ashley santos
03:47 24 Sep 17
Fun place!! My daughter loved it. Dropped my ice cream 🙁 the guy gave me a new scoop for free.... Thank you!read more
Darien Guy
Darien Guy
18:17 20 Sep 17
Cool little ice cream shop with some interesting flavors. Prices weren't too bad.
KC R
KC R
06:15 12 Sep 17
Can we say. Scrumptious. . This place is awesome. The ice cream delish and creamy. Customer... service. . Super friendly. One of my top 10 ice cream shops in Cali.read more
Gaahhh!
Gaahhh!
23:03 03 Sep 17
I recommend stopping here if you're in SLO. I get the Elvis special which is banana ice cream with... peanut butter clusters all the time. Used to be a cold stone years ago. This place is better and cute decor.read more
Marc Marmolejo
Marc Marmolejo
18:03 07 Aug 17
Aly L just seems like a lil ice cream snob on the reivew..pay no attention.. this place is awesome... best tasting icecream hands down a lil pricey sure but what do u expect in coastal tourist towns. Ive had black rasberry cheesecake, rocky road, and butterfinger all delicious..read more
Lenneke
Lenneke
20:59 06 Aug 17
Luxe ijs dat ambachtelijk wordt klaar gemaakt. Beetje aan de prijzige kant.
Malloy Kevin Mitra
Malloy Kevin Mitra
02:00 28 Jul 17
Good place for a quick ice cream. A twist with some unique flavors, but not a far departure from... traditional classics.read more
christopher dolan
christopher dolan
19:39 27 Jul 17
High quality and very nice people! Respect the effort for outstanding community partnership.
Douglas Hardy
Douglas Hardy
17:27 18 Jul 17
Outstanding gourmet ice cream make sure to try the motor oil it's really really triple chocolate
Lyric Smith
Lyric Smith
14:47 15 Jul 17
This place is great. The line can be long sometimes but it's worth waiting for there very different... ice cream flavors and freshly made waffle cones! This place makes me happy.read more
Alex V
Alex V
23:03 09 Jul 17
Awesome ice cream parlor, tons of unique flavors and their milkshake is 5*
Thomas M
Thomas M
14:47 09 Jul 17
Delicious. Loved the banana peanut butter ice-cream.
Tyler Hooks
Tyler Hooks
17:54 24 Jun 17
Best ice cream I've ever had. It's pricey but worth it if you love ice cream or just want a good... treat.read more
kate pojas
kate pojas
21:03 21 Jun 17
Perfect Place to go to with this heatwave going on 🍨🍧🍦
Kobbe
Kobbe
06:16 21 Jun 17
Great, local ice cream shop! Too many good flavors to choose from.
Kerry Syracuse
Kerry Syracuse
06:45 12 Jun 17
Very friendly staff, tasty ice cream. Homemade waffle cone/bowls!
S H
S H
01:59 03 Jun 17
Fun ice cream flavors. Be prepared for a long line.
Josh Hoogerwerf
Josh Hoogerwerf
03:00 22 May 17
Doc has become a favorite of mine! The employees here love what they are doing and are so kind.... Even though it is a chain restaurant, it feels special to San Luis Obispo and always is crowded on a sunny day!read more
Natasha Pignatelli
Natasha Pignatelli
01:54 25 Apr 17
So many flavors, and yet downright traditional. Fantastic ice cream!
Charlie Franklin
Charlie Franklin
06:26 20 Feb 17
Lots of great flavors and options, friendly staff too
Andrew Stone
Andrew Stone
13:38 14 Feb 17
Interesting flavors that rotate in and out of good quality ice cream. The scoops are pretty huge so... don't assume you always want a double. Prices are a bit high but given the large serving size and it's a true local business that gives back to the community, it's a good place to stop by on those pleasant central coast afternoons.read more
Garrett Barth
Garrett Barth
05:08 31 Jan 17
Good ice cream (nothing amazing), fun atmosphere, a bit expensive. Overall a good place to take the... kids.read more
Erik Appel
Erik Appel
04:47 26 Jan 17
The ice cream is flaky and the sugar cones are crisp.
Pocket C.
Pocket C.
08:21 10 Jan 17
The ice cream selection here is AMAZING. Although I only got to try a few flavors, I would... certainly make a second trip to try more. The place was PACKED, with over two dozen people Infront of us and we got in and out quick! Slightly limited seating Infront of the store, but it's better than almost all the other areas. As a historic street/district, there are not too many places with outside seating/room to accommodate.read more
D geez
D geez
20:21 07 Oct 16
This place has never dissapointed me with their milkshakes. Really good ice cream, combine two into... one milkshake its the best, the price who cares.read more
Sergey Titov
Sergey Titov
19:27 02 Oct 16
Our son said "this is the best place in the world!" 🙂
Caleb Wright
Caleb Wright
22:14 13 Sep 16
The ice cream is delicious, the prices are within reason, and the inside of the store feels like a... toy shop, or an arcade or something. Outdoor seating, large selection of ice cream on many different cone or cup choices, as well as a few novelties inside the store like a button on the wall, which when pressed makes a train drove around a track above the store.read more
bryan wunsch
bryan wunsch
06:43 09 Sep 16
Great environment. Really cool on the inside. Ice cream is delicious with unique names.
Pepper Rae
Pepper Rae
15:15 23 Jul 16
If you love REAL ice cream, it's worth the long wait in line. There are so many unique seasonal... flavors and delights, you won't know where to begin. Itr's worth moving to SLO just to be close to this place.read more
Justin Duino
Justin Duino
15:50 21 Jul 16
Ice cream was amazing but it took longer than desired to "quickly" grab some ice cream.
Tony Lenz
Tony Lenz
17:35 07 Jul 16
I think the Doc's ice cream is slightly overrated for the price. The atmosphere is great though.... Definitely a great place to take friends and kids.read more
Mike Ellis
Mike Ellis
04:40 04 Jul 16
Awesome vibe. Better ice cream. soft and fluffy.
Tara Mansfield
Tara Mansfield
14:33 02 Jul 16
The selection of ice cream is pretty vast here and they do some pretty creative sundaes as... well.We stopped by quite late on a weekday night and there was still a queue so it's definitely popular.The staff are really friendly and happy to offer samples if you're torn between flavours which is really nice. If we're in the area again we'll be back!read more
Jerell Maneja
Jerell Maneja
17:20 17 Apr 16
Very unique flavors that were really tasty (I had the banana foster and strawberry, which had... awesome whole strawberries in it) but the ice cream is a little too soft for my liking.read more
Joseph Swanson
Joseph Swanson
03:45 12 Mar 16
The environment alone was amazing, then you see the huge selection of ice cream ranging from the... standards to flavors like bananas foster made with real bananas or Jack Daniels ice cream.read more
stephen marrone
stephen marrone
00:12 04 Mar 16
Ice cream is great here! Although slightly expensive it is worth the price
Erik Blaze
Erik Blaze
04:46 27 Dec 15
With all the froyo in SLO, we are in need of more ice cream parlors! Doc Burnstein's is a pretty... silly place, but it's good ice cream!read more
Rey Jaramillo
Rey Jaramillo
07:28 17 Nov 15
Honestly the only ice cream that I can eat, try the Elvis Flavor my personal favorite. They also... have a rewards program that is very generous.read more
Catherine Villalobos
Catherine Villalobos
01:13 05 Aug 15
The ice cream is delicious and there are many choices to choose from.
Nikola Noxon
Nikola Noxon
03:02 13 May 14
Great flavors and freshly made cones. Always a treat! A little expensive, but what isn't in... downtown SLO?read more
Sukhraj Beasla
Sukhraj Beasla
22:53 26 Mar 14
During our first year of dating, Jay and I spent a lot of time in San Luis Obispo and the TV at our... hotel room kept airing a commercial about this place so we finally caved in and visited.This ice cream lab is located in the quaint town of Arroyo Grande. It's a small street with a few shops and if you venture any further you'll be lost in the abyss and wandering about in the foothills so just stay close.My inner kid was distracted by the train that runs above the lab and into the lobby area. In the summer, you can get your ice cream delivered on it but we behaved like adults and ordered at the counter and enjoyed our sherbet by the window while people watching.In the lab, everything is homemade. The ice cream was served in glass cups with silver spoons and the texture was rich and creamy. I wish something like this was closer to home.read more
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